We have written a little about how useful our stinging nettle is, not least in terms of the vitamins it gives us. No one might think it's particularly good and chew on a nettle :) but there are actually a lot of good things to do with them.
Now we are in the middle of May, unfortunately that real spring heat has not yet appeared. Today, May 12, 2020, it has even snowed in many parts of Sweden. You get a little frozen and ruffled. But what fits if not a luxurious plate of nettle soup.
I have my favorite which may not be the completely classic, but it is very tasty. I go out and pick nettles, often quite early in the morning. I clear them from grass and other weeds that can come along.
I then put the nettles in plenty of cold water until I use them later in the day. I then quickly rinse them off and rough-chop them, then sizzle them in butter. If you want it vegan, you can take a tablespoon of oil instead. I also chop yellow onions, garlic and chilli and mix in this. I then take chicken broth dice (vegan can use vegetable broth) as well as water and fill up with. For 2 servings there is a dice and about 6 dl water. I then let this boil properly, the liquid should have reduced to about 4.5- 5 dl liquid.
Remove from the stove, run in a blender or with a hand blender so everything turns into a smooth soup. Turn on about 1.5 dl whipping cream (veg, oat cream), now let the soup simmer to the right consistency, take about 15-20 min. Serve the soup with egg halves and preferably a crème fraisch with herbs or chives. The soup is filling and very good.
For the soup you can serve ground elder plumps. This is a very old recipe my mother had. You could say it's like a kind of ground elder muffin.
See recipes under the recipe page!
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Summers good vegetables!
Capers from the garden!
Stinging nettle soup!
Pesto on groundelder!
Pear & ginger marmalade!
God against cold!
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